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Longtime Educators Honored in Jackson Heights

Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros celebrated Mass for the staff, students, parents and parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima, Jackson Heights, during Catholic Schools Week. He visited on Staff Recognition Day and at the end of Mass, everyone who works in the school received a token of appreciation. Special recognition was given to teachers and staff marking significant anniversaries as Catholic educators in the diocese. From left, celebrating 20 years: Luisa Cassar, Kathleen Palmer, Linda Attard and Janice Fernandez; 30 years: Rose Swartwood; Bishop Cisneros; 35 years: Angela Gentilella, Florence Molloy and Marta Pope; 45 years: Sister Geraldine Conklin, O.S.U., and Cassie Zelic, principal; and Father Darrell DaCosta, pastor. (Photo courtesy Cassie Zelic)

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Tablet columnist and St. John’s University professor, Father Robert Lauder will be the special guest when Incarnation Church, Queens Village, presents a 50th anniversary movie presentation of “A Man for All Seasons,” on Feb. 19.
A renowned author, commentator, TV personality and movie lover, Father Lauder will lead the discussion about the film. The event begins at 2 p.m. Attendees will be invited to make a free-will offering. For more details, call 718-465-8534.

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Were you or someone you love a Bishop McDonnell girl?
On Saturday, April 22, graduates from the 1930s, along with alumnae from the classes of 1942, ’47, ’52, ’57, ’62, 67 and ’72 are invited to reunite at the former Bishop McDonnell H.S., located at 260 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.
The reunion will begin at noon and alumnae are welcome to bring guests. The cost is $90 per person.
To reserve your seat, contact Rita Monaghan Maloney ’59 by calling 718-857-2700 ext. 2253 or email rmaloney@blmhs.org.

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The Bridge to Life pro-life crisis pregnancy center in Queens supports expectant parents and families in the New York City-area by providing them with the supplies and resources they need.
Right now, The Bridge to Life needs donations of the following items: cribs (no drop-down sides), pack and plays, strollers, car seats, hooded towels and clothing (size 2T-8). Gently used and new items are welcome. To make a donation, call 718-463-1810, or visit thebridgetolife.org.

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“The Journey: My Encounter with Jesus” will be the theme of a Lenten Retreat at St. Ephrem Church, Dyker Heights. Meetings will be Tuesdays, Feb. 28 to April 4 at 1 p.m. The offering for each session is $5. Call 718-921-9518.

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Too soon to celebrate St. Patrick? Not at St. Margaret Church in Middle Village. The parish is already planning its Irish Night Celebration for March 4, starting at 7 p.m. The Cunningham Brothers will provide entertainment for the evening, which includes a traditional Irish dinner with beer and wine, and something sweet to end the meal of course. Tickets are $45 per person. To reserve your seat or table, contact Susan, 718-417-3103 or Maureen, 917-589-6804.

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International Feast for St. Thomas in Flatlands

 
In Flatlands, St. Thomas Aquinas’ feast day was celebrated at the parish named in his honor with an international family food festival. Parishioners of all ages came out for an evening of food, music and dancing with friends and neighbors. From top left, Father Dwayne Davis, parochial vicar, serves roast pork; local police officers pay a visit and parish youth enjoy food and friendship. (Photos courtesy Father Dwayne Davis)
 
 

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